Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, Kevin Kunishi with Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, Mark Mahaney, Mike Smith & Alec Soth

On September 7th, San Francisco Camerawork opens the exhibition, Begin Anywhere. It's a unique curation about mentorship and artistic collaboration*. Curated by Monique Deschaines, Begin Anywhere explores "the possibilities and influence of artistic mento

Opening September 7th, San Francisco Camerawork opens the exhibition, Begin Anywhere. It’s a unique curation about mentorship and artistic collaboration*. Curated by Monique Deschaines, Begin Anywhere explores “the possibilities and influence of artistic mentorship, tracing the paths of visual thinking exchanged among artists and how ideas are developed and manifested in the process of an evolving artistic practice”. At the core of this exhibition is selected work by three artists Amanda Boe, McNair Evans, and Kevin Kunishi along with collaborative projects with their mentors – Jason Fulford, Todd Hido, Mark Mahaney, Mike Smith, and Alec Soth.The opening reception if from 6-8pm and the exhibition runs through October 14th, 2017.

McNair Evans: In Search of Great Men

“They were once our great-grandfathers’ vision of progress. From their inception and race across the North American continent … passenger trains shaped what it means to be American. While the US freight industry operates more than 139,679 miles of track,

McNair Evans‘ new series, In Search of Great Men, is being presented for the first time by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries, running through November 18, 2016, at the San Francisco City Hall: Ground Floor + North Light Court

What One Photographer Saw Traveling the U.S. by Train

In the summer of 2011, McNair Evans took a train from Raleigh, North Carolina, where he’d been visiting his girlfriend, to Richmond, Virginia, for a...

In the summer of 2011, McNair Evans took a train from Raleigh, North Carolina, where he’d been visiting his girlfriend, to Richmond, Virginia, for a friend’s wedding. The experience was a transformative one.

The Secret Lives of Amtrak Passengers

An American photographer travelled by train across the country to capture the stories of fellow-passengers during their long-haul sojourns.

The photographer McNair Evans grew up in a small town in North Carolina. During the summers, he worked repairing railroad ties on a local freight line. His photographic work has often explored the connections between landscape and history and psychology, and in the past three years he’s returned to his early connection to the American rail system. For the series “In Search of Great Men,” Evans has taken a series of two-week trips on Amtrak, travelling all over the country to capture the lives of his fellow-passengers during their long-haul sojourns across the continent.

Interview with McNair Evans: Confessions for a Son

This week, Lenscratch celebrates the SlowExposures Photography Festival. McNair Evans was given a solo show at the SlowExposures Festival after garnering first place in last year's competition. His project, Confessions for a Son, was hung in a unique way,

In 2010 I returned home to photograph the lasting psychological landscape of Dad’s legacy. Retracing my father’s life, I used photography to comprehend its events. Visiting the farms where we hunted, his college dorm rooms, and his oldest friends, I photographed his family members and businesses while researching his character and actions. I could not equate these.